HEAD TALK

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Head Talk
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Level : College
Composer / Arranger : Ford, Mark (1958-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford is an active performer on the marimba and he has been featured throughout the United States at universities and music conferences. He also regularly performs at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark’s recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music. Ford’s solo marimba CDs, Motion Beyond and Polaris, have received outstanding reviews including The Instrumentalist which stated Ford`s performance is "superb and his compositional style is equally outstanding." Mark has also recorded two DVDs and a CD with Japanese virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe and the UNT Wind Symphony.

As a composer Mark Ford has written several popular works for solo marimba and percussion ensemble including Head Talk, Polaris, Kingdom Lore Fanfare, Stubernic, Afta-Stuba!, Heads Up! and The Surface of Life. His compositions have been performed at universities and concert halls throughout the world and also featured on National Public Radio. Ford is also the author of Marimba: Technique Through Music, a four-mallet marimba method book published by Innovative Percussion, Inc. Mark’s latest composition, Marimba Heritage is a mallet ensemble showcase. The work is built on motives of numerous marimba solos and is designed to honor the tradition of solo marimba performance.

Ford has been recognized as a leading percussion educator and his UNT Percussion Ensemble was selected as a winner in the 2009 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Mark Ford proudly represents Dynasty Percussion, The Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and Innovative Percussion Inc. as performing artist and clinician.

For more information on Mark Ford and the UNT Percussion Area, please go to www.music.unt.edu/percussion.

 


Total Number of Percussionists Required :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
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Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date : /  1995
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Posted By : Mastertltt    Date Posted: 10 November 2012 11:26:47 PM
This piece would be great for a senior recital or percussion concert. This piece comes with a long list of performance notes and equipment that should be used for this piece. If you performed any of Mark Ford s piece then you know to follow them at all cost. A very threatical quintet piece, and probably a crowd favorite with a lot of humor. Be sure to pause whenever necessary if audience is applauding during sections, concentration is needed for a piece of this caliber if performed flawlessly.
Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 05:43:00 AM
Performance notes given, which are imperative so that the piece may be pulled off. Theatrical percussion. Not to performed with a conductor. Music to be memorized. Premise is playing on selected drum heads. Lots of timbre and texture effects used. Slow tempo but a lot of 16th notes and some 32nd. I think it would take a lot of time and commitment to pull off this piece but it looks very involved and interesting.
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